The Durga Puja celebrations were for 10 days. This was my first experience so I will tell you in detail about each and every part of the celebration. From the sixth day till the ninth day of the celebrations, Pandals with big idols of Durga Maa are open for visitors. On the tenth day ie; Dashami with grand celebrations the idols are immersed in water ie; Visarjan. The Navratri celebrations are done to celebrate the return of Maa Durga after destroying the demon, Mahishasura.
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A week prior to Navratri, the preparations for the celebrations starts in Kolkata. The idols of Maa Durga, except eyes are being painted and made ready. The eyes